Returns the kth smallest value in a data set. Use this function to return values with a particular relative standing in a data set.
Syntax
SMALL(array,k)
Array is an array or range of numerical data for which you want to determine the kth smallest value.
K is the position (from the smallest) in the array or range of data to return.
Remarks
 If array is empty, SMALL returns the #NUM! error value.
 If k ≤ 0 or if k exceeds the number of data points, SMALL returns the #NUM! error value.
 If n is the number of data points in array, SMALL(array,1) equals the smallest value, and SMALL(array,n) equals the largest value.
Example
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How to copy an example
 Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
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Selecting an example from Help
 Press CTRL+C.
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A 
B 
Data 
Data 
3 
1 
4 
4 
5 
8 
2 
3 
3 
7 
4 
12 
6 
54 
4 
8 
7 
23 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=SMALL(A2:A10,4) 
4th smallest number in first column (4) 
=SMALL(B2:B10,2) 
2nd smallest number in the second column (3) 
